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May 19, 1996

Veteran L.A. abstract painter Ed Moses is the subject of the major retrospective "Ed Moses: A Retrospective of the Paintings and Drawings, 1951-1996" continuing at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles through Aug. 11.

An exhibition of 48 photographs documents American folk life from 1916 to the early 1930s in "Doris Ulmann: Photography and Folklore." At the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu through July 7.

"Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou" presents a scholarly examination of the often misunderstood Afro-Caribbean religion in an exhibition of some 600 objects. At the UCLA/Fowler Museum of Cultural History in Westwood, through July 14.

Judy Chicago's massive feminist collaborative sculpture "The Dinner Party" comes to L.A. for the first time and shares the stage with works by about 50 other women artists in "Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago's 'The Dinner Party' in Feminist Art History." At the UCLA/Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center in Westwood, through Aug. 18.

The world premiere of "Time and Again," a musical based on Jack Finney's novel about a modern-day advertising illustrator sent to 1882 New York City as part of a secret government experiment, runs through June 9 at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.

"All in the Timing," David Ives' six short comedies examining the absurdities of everyday life, plays through June 25 at International City Theatre in Long Beach.

Dea Lawrence and Sara Ballantine are back as Hillary Clinton, Tipper Gore, Bob Dole, Larry King and other characters in an expanded version of James Grant Goldin's satirical revue "White House Chicks '96," at the Complex Theatre in Hollywood through June 25.

Stacy Keach headlines in "An Inspector Calls," J.B. Priestley's drama about an upperclass Edwardian family thrown into turmoil by a police inspector investigating a young girl's suicide. It plays at the Ahmanson Theatre through June 30.

SUNDAY, MAY 26

R. Kelly brings his ever-so-soulful show to the Pond of Anaheim. Also Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the Greek Theatre.

THURSDAY, MAY 30

Contemporary choreographer John Malashock presents the premiere of "Tribes," along with "The Near Reaches" and excerpts from "Window Dressers," at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza, San Diego. Ends June 8.

FRIDAY, MAY 31

Celebrating its 50th edition, the prestigious Ojai Festival brings back two of its best-remembered artists from years past--the Los Angeles Philharmonic and French composer-conductor Pierre Boulez--for the three-day event at Libbey Bowl in Ojai.

George Bernard Shaw's classic comedy "Arms and the Man," directed by Martin Benson, opens at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa. Ends June 30.

Ron Link directs the premiere of "Gravity Shoes," John Bunzel's comedy about a show-biz battle between art and schlock, at the Hudson Avenue Theatre through July 14.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

"City of Angels," the Cy Coleman/David Zippel/Larry Gelbart musical set in Raymond Chandler's '40s L.A., opens at Colony Studio Theatre. Ends July 28.

Former "Saturday Night Live" star Julia Sweeney headlines in "God Said, 'Ha!' " Her solo, seriocomic performance piece looks at family, career, love and death. At the Coronet Theatre through June 30.

Ron Sossi directs "Cementville," Jane Martin's satire of America's fascination with sensationalistic entertainment, at the Odyssey Theatre through July 14.

Broadway on Tour, a performing troupe made up of young people, presents the musical "Snoopy" at the Roxy Theater in West Hollywood for an open-ended run.

Nostalgia rules when Rosemary Clooney and Michael Feinstein appear with an orchestra at the Greek Theatre.

TUESDAY, JUNE 4

Adrian Williamson's nationally touring gospel musical "My Grandmother Prayed for Me," from Christian theater company Crusade Productions, opens at the Pantages Theatre, starring gospel recording artist Walter Johnson. Ends June 9.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

John Lithgow and B.D. Wong are slated to re-create their Broadway roles in L.A. Theatre Works' radio theater presentation of David Henry Hwang's Tony-winning play "M. Butterfly," at DoubleTree Guest Suites in Santa Monica through June 8.

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

Hot newcomer Joan Osborne will appear at the Wiltern Theatre. Her 1995 "Relish" debut album garnered seven Grammy Award nominations. Also June 7.

Bassist Charlie Haden celebrates bygone Hollywood when his Quartet West appears at MOCA.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

Gymnast-turned-musical-star Cathy Rigby headlines in the Irving Berlin classic "Annie Get Your Gun" at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Ends June 23.

The Geraldine Fibbers, an acclaimed L.A. rock band led by singer Carla Bozulich, appears at the El Rey Theatre.

Like, dig the dude's duds, dude: "The Emperor's New Clothes" is given a wacky, on-the-beach, Southern California twist by the Laguna Playhouse's Youth Theatre at Moulton Theatre in Laguna Beach through June 16.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

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